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Rosary altar society hosts breakfast

COLUMBIA—The rosary altar society from St. Martin de Porres Church held its prayer breakfast on June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Father Marcin Zahuta, pastor of St. Thomas More Church at the University of South Carolina, spoke on the theme “Rock of Mercy”. Each attendee also wrote a prayer and placed it in the […]

Knights raise money for lifesaving ultrasound machine

MURRELLS INLET—After an appeal at Masses on Mother’s Day weekend, the Knights of Columbus Council 8980 collected donations to install an ultrasound machine at the Coastline Women’s Center in Conway. The total collected was $9,218. A drive for the equipment was spearheaded by Council 7531 in Conway. This is part of the pro-life effort in […]

Asian, Pacific Island pilgrimage honors Mary

GREENVILLE—The annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholic Marian Pilgrimage was held May 7 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immac­ulate Conception in Washing­ton, D.C. The event brought together many Asian and Pacific com­munities to celebrate their heritage and Marian devo­tions. Michael Tran, assistant director for the diocesan Office of Ethnic Ministries, attended […]

Golf tournament garners $56,000 for OLM Outreach

JOHNS ISLAND—Our Lady of Mercy Com­munity Outreach held its 23rd annual golf tournament recently at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. Eighty-six players participated and helped raise $56,000 that will support the outreach, education, and wellness services offered by the organization. “We are humbled by the generous support of our sponsors, players, committee and volunteers […]

St. Benedict mural

GREER—St. Benedict Catholic Store added a new mural to their building recently. Kipp and Stepha­nie McIntyre, the owners, were inspired by the Extraordinary Form Masses they attend at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. They said the mural, still in progress, depicts Calvary and the Holy Mass and is a teaching tool for those outside […]

St. Clare of Assisi makes surprise donation to St. John School

DANIEL ISLAND—St. Clare of Assisi Parish recently surprised the faculty and students of St. John School in North Charleston with a host of classroom supplies, tablet computers and gift cards worth $7,500 at a celebration on April 6. The gifts were the result of an Easter Egg Giving Tree sponsored by the church. “Parishioners took […]

Birthright is the lucky recipient of Knights’ fundraiser

GREER—Knights of Columbus Council 9184 presented Birthright of Greenville with a check for $23,000 raised from their “Luck of the Irish” Casino Night fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed an evening of casino-style games, a silent auc­tion, a spirited live auction, food and fun. “It has truly been a privilege to work with Birthright,” said Greg Pirochta, event […]

Principals of Charleston Catholic celebrate the school’s 25th gala

CHARLESTON—Members of Charleston Catholic School and community gathered to celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary at an auction and gala held April 29 at the Cigar Factory. Pictured are the school’s principals, from its found­ing to present day, left to right: Sister Carol Ann Kleindinst, SSMN; Sister Bridget Sullivan, OLM; Yvonne Tolley Orr; and Fred McKay. […]

Catholic Charities Pee Dee earns SNAP grant

CONWAY—Catholic Charities Pee Dee has launched a new service to assist people in applying for the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. The Pee Dee office was recently awarded a grant funded by the CCUSA-Walmart Foundation that enables the Catholic Charities office to educate individuals and families in the Pee Dee about […]

Schools gather for Holy Door celebration

GREENVILLE—St. Mary School recently hosted a pilgrimage for Catholic middle schools in the upstate. Around 230 students from St. Mary, Prince of Peace, Our Lady of the Rosa­ry, St. Anthony, St. Joseph’s Catholic in Greenville, St. Joseph in Anderson, and St. Paul the Apostle were in attendance. Students and chaperones gath­ered in Gallivan Hall to […]

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